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Mercedes-Benz E-Class wins Car of the Year

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 7/12/2016

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been named 2016 New Zealand Car of the Year, with the judges citing its combination of technology, styling and driving experience.

Organiser say the E-Class came out clearly on top among the 10 finalists after votes from the NZ Motoring Writers' Guild and the Automobile Association were collated.

AA motoring services general manager Stella Stocks says it's a vehicle that stands out on the road.

"It has made a clear impact in this market," she said.

"While it's one of the more expensive cars on the market and not for everyone, the E-Class remains a very deserving winner."

Best in Class winners:

* Small car - Holden Spark

* Compact car - Honda Civic

* Medium/Large car - Skoda Superb

* Luxury car - Mercedes-Benz E-Class

* Small SUV - Mazda CX-3

* Medium SUV - Volkswagen Tiguan

* Large SUV - Mazda CX-9

* Luxury SUV - Volvo XC90

* Utility - Ford Ranger

* Sports/Performance - Ford Mustang GT

* Safest car - Mercedes-Benz GLC.

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